Breast Cancer News

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8/9/2007
Cosmetic Breast Surgeries Tied to Increased Suicide Risk

Underlying psychiatric trouble most likely to blame, researchers say

7/31/2007
MRIs Spot Breast Cancers in High-Risk Women

But the technology won't replace mammography, experts stress

7/26/2007
Myths About Cancer Risk Abound

Misconceptions linger around smoking, cell phones, other factors, Cancer Society survey finds

7/26/2007
New Study Reaffirms HRT Link to Breast Cancer Rate Decline

Doctors again advise to use the therapy only as needed and for as short as possible

7/24/2007
FDA Panel OKs Osteoporosis Drug to Cut Breast Cancer Risk

But critics say Evista's heart risks outweigh its benefits

7/23/2007
Newer Breast Cancer Drugs Appear to Boost Life Spans

Aromotase inhibitors and other chemo drugs add months to lives, Canadian study reports

7/17/2007
Healthiest Diet Made Little Difference to Breast Cancer Survivors

Regimen exceeding national guidelines didn't protect more from recurrence, study finds

7/17/2007
Taking Cancer Drug With Food May Cut Costs

Breast cancer patients on Tykerb could save $1,740 per month, experts say

7/16/2007
New Test Helps Detect Spreading Breast Cancer

Assists doctors in deciding appropriate therapy

7/13/2007
No Evidence Tomatoes, Lycopene Cut Cancer: FDA

The agency lays out details behind its decision to bar health claims

7/11/2007
Breast Cancer Genes Don't Raise Tumor-Linked Death Risk

Women with the BRCA mutations also responded equally well to treatment, study found

7/10/2007
Breast Cancer More Aggressive in Black Women

Experts are divided over the reasons why

7/10/2007
Meats, Sweets May Boost Breast Cancer Risk

Chinese women who favored Western fare doubled their odds for malignancy, study showed

7/9/2007
Patient's Own Body Fat Used in Breast Remodeling

Procedure is first being tried on breast cancer survivors, developers say

7/5/2007
Timing of Breast Cancer Drug Affects Cardiac Risk: Study

Giving Herceptin alongside -- not after -- standard chemo may be best approach

6/28/2007
Breast Cancer Survival May Run in Families

Daughters of women who succumb to the disease have heightened risk of dying if they develop it, Swedish study finds.

6/26/2007
Ultrasound Can Spare Some Women Invasive Breast Biopsy

Noninvasive follow-up may be acceptable alternative, study suggests

6/25/2007
New Cancer Drugs Prove Their Worth

They may cost more, but they extend lives, improve quality of life, studies find

6/20/2007
Estrogen May Lower Younger Women's Heart Risk

Findings differ from prior HRT study involving those over 60

6/19/2007
Experts Offer Better Means of Gauging Breast Cancer Risk

Relying on family history keeps too many women from valuable gene tests, they say

6/15/2007
Hormone Therapy Extends Lives of Ovarian Cancer Patients

The use of letrozole may also delay need for chemotherapy, study says

6/11/2007
Private Insurance May Help in Earlier Cancer Detection

Advanced oral, breast tumors found more often in people with no insurance or public insurance

6/7/2007
More Proof That Breast Cancer Rates Are Declining

Drop in HRT use may be one of several factors, study says

6/5/2007
Drug May Help Combat 'Chemo Brain'

Small study found modafinil effective for women with breast cancer

6/5/2007
Hot Flashes May Be Good News for Breast-Cancer Patients

Could be a sign that drug therapy is working, study says

6/4/2007
Herceptin Still Improves Odds Against Breast Cancer

Latest analysis found benefit stayed the same four years later

6/4/2007
Disparities Persist in Cancer Care

Studies show racial, socioeconomic gaps continue with breast, childhood cancers

6/4/2007
Herceptin Heart Danger Stays Same After Five Years

Breast cancer patients showed no increase in risk, longer-term study finds

6/3/2007
Healthy Diet, Exercise Might Lower Chances of Cancer's Return

The former fought colon cancer recurrence, the latter lowered insulin levels in breast cancer survivors

5/31/2007
Improved Delivery Shortens Breast Cancer Radiation Time

Highly targeted therapy takes 4 weeks instead of 6 or 7, experts say

5/30/2007
Hair Relaxers Won't Boost Black Women's Breast Cancer Risk

Study of 59,000 women shows no link, despite long-time use

5/29/2007
Vitamin D, Calcium Might Lower Breast Cancer Risk

But it's too early to recommend supplements, one expert says

5/28/2007
Breast Cancer Genetics Takes Big Leap Forward

Scientists have found 4 new mutations that may combine to boost risk

5/24/2007
Gene Findings Boost Breast Cancer Research

Scientists find new DNA driving malignancy, and a host of implicated proteins

5/23/2007
Health Tip: Breast Cysts

Most are noncancerous

5/22/2007
MRI May Improve Breast Cancer Surgery

The scans can point to new regions needing excision, researchers say

5/18/2007
New Hormone Treatment Fights Certain Breast Cancers

But LHRH agonists are only effective in women under 40, study finds

5/17/2007
Severely Obese Women More Likely to Skip Cancer Scans

Many may feel embarrassed at getting weighed or examined, expert says

5/15/2007
Breast Tissue Markers Help Predict Cancer's Course

8 genetic clues were found in cells close to the tumor, researchers explain

5/14/2007
Chemical Compounds Boost Breast Cancer Risk

Pollutants, food ingredients, solvents may all cause harm, researchers say

5/14/2007
U.S. Mammography Rates Dropping

Government study found 4% decline between 2000 and 2005

5/7/2007
MRI Detects Breast Cancer Missed by Mammography in High-Risk Women

False-positive rate remains too high for test to be used as general screening tool, however

5/7/2007
Health Tip: Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

Some are associated with lifestyle choices

5/5/2007
New Study Stresses Mammogram's Importance in Breast Cancer Decline

Analysis shows effect of screening mammography

5/2/2007
Tamoxifen Protects Certain Women at High Risk for Breast Cancer

Those who've undergone ovarian removal are shielded from estrogen-linked disease, study finds

4/30/2007
Study Outlines Fat Hormone's Role in Breast Cancer

Leptin may enhance tumor growth, mouse study shows

4/27/2007
Imaging Technique Could Help Fight Metastatic Cancers

Docs assessed treatment's success by watching water diffuse through tumors

4/23/2007
No Link Between Abortion, Miscarriage and Breast Cancer

Study of more than 100,000 women shows no definite connection

4/20/2007
Studies Assess Risk of Developing Primary, Secondary Cancers

Genetics, lifestyle, environment interact to cause disease, researchers say

4/19/2007
Decline in HRT Use Linked to Drop in Breast Cancer

Rates of disease fell nearly 9 percent after U.S. study found hormones caused health problems; U.K. study shows HRT use fueled ovarian cancer